Jockey World Terms

  • Acey-Duecey

    Jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term ace deuce and how it relates to the lengths of a jockey's stirrups. He also explains why a jockey may ride with his or her stirrups this way and the advantage it may give them.

  • Aces

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the term "aces" means. He also explains where aces can be purchased and why they are used on horses.

  • Action

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains that action is the description of how a horse moves at different gaits. Lovato also explains some words that may be used to describe a horse's action and how these words help a jockey communicate with a trainer.

  • Agent

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what an agent is and how they help a jockey's career. Lovato also explains that agents aren't required for jockeys but that they are helpful. He also talks about agents other than jockey agents and what they may be called.

  • All Out

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the term "All Out" means. He also explains when the term "All Out" may be used when it comes to a race.

  • Also Eligible

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means when a horse is on the "also eligible" list. He also explains how a horse may get into a race off of the also eligible list.

  • Apprentice

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what an apprentice or "bug boy" is. He also explains why trainers may use an apprentice and the different ways a rider may lose or keep their apprentice title.

  • Apron

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the apron of the track is. He explains why it's the best place for fans to be and what some tracks do for events on the apron.

  • Assistant Starter

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the assistant starter is and what an assistant starter's duties are. He also explains how important the assistant starters are to the race and safety of the riders.

  • Allowance Race

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what an allowance race is. Frankie also talks about why a horse may run in an allowance race and what conditions allowance races may have.

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Jockey World Terms

Jockey World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by former award-winning jockey Frankie Lovato, Jr. Frankie is the creator of the Equicizer, along with Jockey Camp and Jockey World Radio which fall under Jockey World Inc., and he is co-founder with his wife Sandy of their Stampede of Dreams Therapeutic Riding Program. Jockey World is dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health & safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Jockey World is not a gambling related organization.

Visit www.JockeyWorld.org and 
FrankLovatoJr.com for more information and be sure to check out www.JockeyWorldRadio.com.

More About the 365 Day Series!

Frankie Lovato Jr. vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year for 2013 - an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World. Please watch and share with friends to support Frankie in his mission!

"There are also many misconceptions in horse racing and many potential fans could enjoy the sport better. I love to explain the things that will help open up people's minds and answer many wonders in the world of horse racing that will offer a greater appreciation and understanding of the industry. This will help bring more fans and enjoyment to the sport of horse racing," Lovato said.

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